grace

grace
   God's grace is his undeserved favour. Christian philosophers disagree about whether in order to be perfectly good God must dispense his grace equally to all. The Calvinist/Augustinian tradition claims that God does not give all his grace equally to all - he gives his saving grace to the elect only, and it is by itself sufficient to effect their salvation. In contrast, the Arminian tradition upholds the view that saving grace is distributed equally to all or, at least, all that hear the gospel; saving grace is, however, for the Arminian not sufficient in itself to effect salvation. Calvinist philosophers wrestle with the objection that on their view God's grace overrides free will; Arminian philosophers wrestle with the objection that their view underplays God's sovereignty. Most Christian philosophers do, however, agree that God's grace is primary in salvation, and humans merely respond to it.
   Further reading: Edwards, Jonathan 1971; Garrigou- Lagrange 1939; Helm 1993; Oman 1931; Pinnock 1975 and 1989; Pinnock, Rice, Sanders, Hasker and Basinger 1994

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